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Episcopal Tradition & Inclusivity

In September 2005, CCES opened the doors to the newly constructed Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Located in the heart of the Cavalier Campus, the inspiring chapel rises above the roofs of the Lower, Middle and Upper School buildings surrounding it, a symbol of the centrality of faith and prayer in a Christ Church Episcopal School education.
 
CCES is a chapel community spiritually rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We gather weekly in community prayer and worship, honoring our Episcopal tradition while respecting the dignity of each person and the religious traditions of others. We embrace our Christian identity and welcome students of other faiths as we believe that our community is enriched by religious diversity.
 
Students participate by planning services, reading Bible lessons, writing and leading prayers, and lending their musical talents to worship. Key events in the school calendar – award ceremonies, special recognitions, the commissioning of student leaders – are celebrated within chapel services, placing student achievement and responsibility within a context of giving Glory to God and service to others.

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

The School began as part of the Parish of Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, SC and was originally located on the church campus downtown. The physical facility and operations subsequently moved to the present campus at Cavalier Drive. The Chapel of the Good Shepherd (“Chapel”), located on the present campus, is an outward and visible symbol of our Episcopal identity. The Chapel was built and designated for use as a place of Episcopal worship, and for the teaching, instruction and education of the students at the School. Services at the Chapel or elsewhere on the School Campus conform to the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and are subject to the oversight and direction of the Rector and Vestry of Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville, SC. In view of the administrative and security requirements, as well as the specific purposes for which the Chapel of the Good Shepherd has been dedicated and consecrated, these facilities are not used for weddings, baptisms, funerals or other events that are not part of the students’ educational or religious curriculum. We believe it best to reserve use of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for our current Cavalier community of students, faculty, and staff.

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  • Celebrations of Faith

    All Saints Chapels
    Blessing of the Animals
    Chrismon Service
    Christian Education Classes
    Christmas Services
    Easter Services
    Commencement
    Epiphany Scholar Chapel
    Grandparents Day Chapels
    Journey to the Cross
    Morning Prayer & Eucharist
    Road to Bethlehem
    School events open with prayer
    Senior Chapel
    Special Friends Day Chapel
    Stations of the Cross
    Weekly Chapel Services
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileged, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.